Ashley’s interest in prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) was sparked when she was 14 years old. Reading a sign at an amusement park (“If you wear a prosthetic leg, you need to take it off now!”) was all it took to jumpstart what would eventually become her career. She found a prosthetist local to her family’s home in Orange County, NY, who allowed her to shadow clinicians in his practice. For 8 years, through high school and college, Ashley spent any free time she had at the O&P clinic.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Ashley went to the University of Pittsburgh to earn her master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Following residencies in New York and North Carolina, Ashley became ABC certified and has gained experience working with patients of all ages. Ashley’s clinical experience encompasses partial foot, transtibial, transfemoral, and upper extremity prostheses, including osseointegration, and orthoses from head to toe.
Over the last few years, Ashley has found a true passion for helping children and their families navigate their various physical abilities. Whether a child is dealing with an injury or congenital abnormality, Ashley loves problem solving to achieve positive outcomes for the tiniest of patients. In 2020, Ashley became a member of Orthomerica’s AllSTAR team of cranial clinicians as a practitioner who specializes in the management of infants with skull deformities. She has worked closely with the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist plastic surgery team to provide postoperative cranial remolding treatment to infants with craniosynostosis and is looking forward to bringing this experience to her patients at Del Bianco P&O.
Ashley lives in Raleigh with her husband and 2 cats. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cheering on the New York Yankees, and looking at her garden (wishing she had a green thumb).